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Osinbajo to speak at Access Bank-Venia Co-working Conference in Lagos today

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Strong indications emerged Tuesday that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has confirmed readiness to attend and deliver a keynote address at the 2018 edition of the Access Bank-Venia Co-working Conference holding in Lagos today.

Business Hilights recalls that the co-working conference is an annual gathering of innovators, entrepreneurs and investors, organised by Venia Business Hub, in collaboration with Access Bank Plc to grow talents and entrepreneurships in knowledge economy.

The event, billed for Thursday this week will among other things, provide platform for startups in digital business to network and grow their enterprises.

Explaining more, the Chief Executive Officer of Venia Business Hub, Kola Oyeneyin, who is also the creator of the Co-working Conference Nigeria, said Osibanjo would be interacting with entrepreneurs, who he described as the builders and shapers of Nigeria through their various ideas and platforms.

According to him, “We are glad that the Vice President, whose mantra since he took office has been ‘nation building through innovation’, will be collaborating with entrepreneurs in the true spirit of co-working.

“The entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nigeria has seen a fundamental shift since the emergence of co-working and technology hubs, with many successful entrepreneurs tracing their startup story and locations to co-working spaces across Nigeria, including Eskimi, Accounteer, Taxify, Branch International and AutoGenius.

“We are happy to see various stakeholders embracing co-working and leveraging its possibilities to drive entrepreneurship. Lagos State’s ‘Lagos Innovates’ is one such example of the response to co-working conference, and we expect to see much more exciting collaborations and initiatives by various ecosystem enablers.”

Oyeneyin further observed that since inception in 2011, the co-working movement has continued to gain momentum, especially in rising co-working spaces across the country.

He added that with the government’s emphasis on driving technology and innovation as a strategic push factor for the economy, chances are that more Nigerians will be involved and liberated from poverty from the platform.

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